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QUIZ: Can YOU figure out these British English words?

Last updated on: December 13, 2012 18:22 IST


Answer these questions and find out just how many proper British terms you're familiar with! Illustration: Dominic Xavier

Do you know what a 'brolly' is?

Or what a student's 'digs' are?

In the following pages, we bring you a few proper British words and phrases -- select the correct meaning of each to determine how strong your command over the language is.

Answers are provided upon submission of results on each page and you can draw your own conclusions about your performance!

I'm rather knackered today.
The word 'knackered' means:
1) tired
2) annoyed
3) excited

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She headed to the mall to buy a pair of wellies.
The word 'wellies' means:
1) sneakers
2) high heels
3) gumboots

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Rhea showed up with a pink jumper for her grandmother.
The word 'jumper' means:
1) skipping rope
2) sweater
3) footstool

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My boss was really chuffed when I decided not to leave the company.
The word 'chuffed' means:
1) happy
2) furious
3) choked with emotion

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Don't look now, but that copper is headed in our direction.
The word 'copper' means.
1) coin
2) policeman
3) car

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Not letting the client know about this latest development seems rather dodgy.
The word 'dodgy' means:
1) risky
2) suspicious
3) unjust

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When she decided to marry him, it left everyone gobsmacked.
The word 'gobsmacked' means:
1) astonished
2) ecstatic
3) thoroughly disappointed

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Pass Dan a toad-in-the-hole, will you?
The term 'toad-in-the-hole' means:
1) a pen and pot of ink
2) a cocktail
3) sausage baked in pastry

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If you want my frank opinion, her husband is a bit of a git.
The word 'git' means:
1) an introvert
2) contemptible
3) dull

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Maya is feeling peckish, so let's head out to dinner.
The word 'peckish' means:
1) irritable
2) hungry
3) lazy

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Hold on, will you? I need to spend a penny before we head off to the next store.
The term 'spend a penny' means:
1) go to the toilet
2) buy something small
3) settle the bill

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Toss some bangers on the grill.
The word 'bangers' means:
1) sausages
2) skewers
3) loudmouths

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Imagine his in-laws' shock when he opened the door absolutely starkers.
The word 'starkers' means:
1) drunk
2) drugged
3) naked

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The teacher was able to suss out what they were whispering about very easily.
The term 'suss out' means:
1) overlook
2) figure out
3) repeat aloud

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Where's a biro when you need one?
The word 'biro' means:
1) piece of paper
2) ball-point pen
3) hero

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